Oct 4, 2009
World's Largest Sukkah Mobile?

Rabbi Mordy Hirsch of the Mitzvah Tank Office says he is considering filing a request to the Guinness World Records for "World's Largest Mobile Sukkah."

New York City's Times Square is no stranger to odd and flashy scenes, and Sunday night, the first eve of Chol HaMoed Sukkos, was no different.

The major intersection in Manhattan might have been witness to the largest mobile Sukkah in the world.

This according to Rabbi Mordy Hirsch and the men at the Mitzvah Tank Office in Crown Heights.

It took them a few days to build the 6 meter-long Sukkah on the back of a trailer truck, which was then driven through Manhattan to park near Kosher Delight on Broadway (between 36th and 37th Streets).

Hirsch, who is assisted in this project by R' Meir Ashkenasi from Israel, told COLlive he is considering filing a request to the Guinness World Records for the title.


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1
Go Mordy!
Go Mordy Hirsch! Wow, your hard work really pays off!
(10/5/2009 7:08:57 PM)
2
mordy rocks
keep up the great work
(10/5/2009 7:30:02 PM)
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LYS
Great work Mordy and Meir. Love working with both you guys. It's never too early too start ordering sukkos for next year!
(10/5/2009 7:45:05 PM)
4
sukkah mobile?
what makes it a sukkah MOBILE? it slook as though the trailer has just been PARKED outside.
(10/5/2009 8:09:20 PM)
5
nice, i loved the huge planters peanuts logo on the bldg. lol only kiddin' mordy.
This is an awesome undertaking Mordy. Next time if you have the gelt, rent one of those huge highway rigs, with shiny spiked chrome hubcaps, and high front ends, with the orange and red lights on the front cab, show the world what it means to be b'simcha.
(10/5/2009 9:57:04 PM)
6
totally unnecessary!
why do we need the world biggest sukkah???
why do we need to plugg up the city with a huge trailer and get people who actually work for a living be all late and stuck in traffic getting eber more angry with lobavitch and their sukkah??
isn't it enough to have regular practical sukkah or as many as you want to be able to bring the holiday message to many many jews without all the trouble this one bring? not to mension the cost
Lubavitch is not only about the biggest, longest, fastest, highest, and stupidest!!!!
(10/5/2009 10:21:52 PM)
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to #6
it doesnt block traffic. instead of having 3 cars park there, there's now a truck. not in the way of traffic at all!!!
(10/5/2009 10:41:34 PM)
8
awesome!!!`
THANKS
(10/5/2009 10:44:51 PM)
9
wow
wow! whats with the criticism here?! whenever i come on to this website, people are always writing such nasty comments- plus these people worked hard to do whatever they did so lets be nice here!! anyways i think that sukkah is soooo cool!!!! i'd love to have one of those......
(10/5/2009 11:11:27 PM)
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to #6
BIG stuff get BIG attention. Let it be a BIG sukkah mobile getting attention. small things are overlooked...
(10/5/2009 11:14:13 PM)
11
where's the schach?
is it just me or is there no schach on the sukkah?
(10/5/2009 11:21:45 PM)
12
to #6
its funny no matter what it is someone critisizes it
(10/5/2009 11:33:02 PM)
13
to "totally unnecessary!"
im not sure if you work in the city, or if you even work at all.

Here are the facts: Many many people work in the city and are in need of a sukkah to eat in. Chabad supplies it.

and you say "late" "stuck in traffic" "more angry with lobavitch"...

What better way is there to keep business working on time, then by giving easy Sukkah access?! What better way is there to cut traffic, then by offering people a Sukkah near the work place?! and what better way is there to get people to love Lubavich then by oering them a Sukkah!!

Keep up that big Sukkah. May it only grow.
(10/5/2009 11:56:09 PM)
14
wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That Sukka is a Chilul Lubavitch, totally!
Thr Bochurim who stand outside of it - Kol HaKavod!
But to Mordy, it's a major Chillul Lubavitch to bring a Sukkah to a non proper restaurant, it's almost like Chabad is giving an OK to the restaurant....
let them find some other "looser" to bring them a sukkah
(10/6/2009 8:20:47 AM)
15
so many photos but...
not even one showing a single individual or visitor to the succah. whats the point?
(10/6/2009 9:13:39 AM)
16
It IS amazing!
Frankly, though, I would have been more impressed if I had seen people actually using it! Now THAT would have been a greater kiddush Hashem.
(10/6/2009 9:15:17 AM)
17
SPIDERMAN?
Is there a Yid with a Bierdale under that?
(10/6/2009 9:59:53 AM)
18
S'chach
I assume the s'chach is placed on the sukkah when it is parked, otherwise it would fly off while in motion.
(10/6/2009 11:44:30 AM)
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to #14
What a special Mitzvah it is to bring a sukkah to YIDEN who'd eat inside a restaurant or pizza store! Sukkah mobiles are there for the PEOPLE who'd anyway come eat enabling them to fulfill the mitzvah of Sukkos. Yasher Koach to the organizers!
(10/6/2009 12:38:37 PM)
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to #6 and #14
to #6 What about all the frum people that want to go to work but have nowhere to eat, B. its parked C. you were ever there, from morning to evening it is jammed packed,

to #14 You probably have no clue which restaurant the sukkah is parked at

(10/6/2009 12:39:08 PM)
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to #6 and #14
furthermore, the Sukkah is totally sponsored by the restaurant so the Sukkah Mobile 1) provides frum working people somewhere to eat 2) provides non-frum people with the opportunity to do a Mitzvah. Total costs accrued: $0
Not sure where the problem is.
(10/6/2009 1:53:24 PM)
22
Superman
I hear batman and superman are attending tomorrow night. Sorry but this is just pure Meshugas!
(10/6/2009 3:43:02 PM)
23
crazy ppl
the rebbe said to publisize mitzvos!! who cares aBOUT DUMB traffic!!! (i wish i could make a coocoo sign on the comp.)
(10/6/2009 9:57:11 PM)
24
keep it up
great job
(10/7/2009 7:28:52 PM)
25
Jews are becoming more ghetto than blacks...
What's with this mess? It looks like it should be hauling Christmas trees from Canada. Why don't you Jews eat in the back of a UPS truck or sit on a bench like normal people.
And what kind of Jews work in Times Square anyway? I thought all of you work in B&H?
(10/7/2009 8:03:57 PM)
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yossi hirsch
go mordy go
(2/7/2012 7:16:47 PM)
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